Campus Style: Coachella

By Jordan Koziol
Columnist

Despite what the Snapchat filter has led us to believe, there’s a lot more to Coachella style than the iconic (if not cliché) flower crown. The extravaganza, held annually in Indio, Calif., serves as both a music festival and fashion show, as thousands of concert-goers hit the desert in their carefree Sunday best. Below is your unofficial guide to recreating Coachella styles like a pro.

Celebs take over Coachella. (Flickr.com)
Celebs take over Coachella. (Flickr.com)

• The Kaia Gerber: While it may have been her first rodeo, Cindy Crawford’s 14-year-old daughter came styled like a seasoned Coachella veteran. Pairing a crisp white romper and blush duster coat with nude booties and boho-chic accessories, Gerber was a serious contender for best dressed. If there’s one takeaway from her simple yet striking get-up, it’s the color of her sheer wrap: soft, blush pink that has been dubbed the official color of the season.

• The Emma Roberts: Swapping her pearls and fur for festival attire, the star of FOX’s “Scream Queens” attended the Zoe Report party in a neck-tie dress, blue velvet heels and cat eye sunglasses. Commenting on her Coachella style, Roberts told Women’s Wear Daily that she was abandoning fringe for an “ethereal-baby-doll” look. If you’re feeling inspired, play up the accessories and accentuate your ensemble with a thin necktie or funky blue wedges.

Goulding’s style is sporty-chic. (Twitter.com)
Goulding’s style is sporty-chic. (Twitter.com)

• The Ellie Goulding: Capitalizing on the athleisure trend, Goulding, who performed at the main stage, spent her downtime in a sporty-chic combo. The singer paired a peach and lilac windbreaker with a white shirt, metallic silver shorts and white sneakers. The best part of her look? How simple it is to recreate these pieces with your own wardrobe and a quick trip to Forever 21.

While crochet, fringe and neon may be frowned upon at your summer internship, Coachella provides incredible weekend-style inspo. Whether you prefer a bohemian, classic or sporty look, this year’s festival offered dozens of carefree looks perfect for the beach, bonfire, concert and more. Add a few modifications, a touch of personality and you’re ready to go.